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    Macalester College
  Feb 25, 2018
College Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

AMST 445 - Frontera: The U.S./Mexico Border

Cross-Listed as HISP 445  and LATI 445 
The border region between the United States and Mexico exists as both a physical space and an ideological construct. This seminar uses literary and filmic narratives to explore issues of identity, opportunity, and violence that arise from this contested space. How does the border shape individual and cultural identities? In what ways does the border create opportunities for both advancement and exploitation? How do these works engage conflicts and tensions of race, nationalism, gender, and power? The course will include writers and filmmakers from both countries, and we will read original texts both in Spanish and English. Offered occasionally. (4 Credits)